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Rip Rap ’15 – A Public Art Project


INVITING LOCAL ARTISTS. BUILDING COMMUNITY. CALL TO ARTISTS! DEADLINE: January 9th SELECTION AND ANNOUNCEMENTS: Jan 19th INSTALLATION: Summer 2015 APPLICATION PDF CLICK HERE PROJECT DESCRIPTION Methow Arts Alliance and the Methow Salmon Recovery Foundation (MSRF) cordially invite applications from local artists* to submit proposals for site-specific outdoor public artwork for Rip Rap ’15, a public… [Read More]

Holiday Show: Snow and Indigo

Open Reception Nov 15, Exhibit through Jan 3, 2014-2015


Join Confluence Gallery for curator Jennifer Molesworth’s holiday show entitled Snow and Indigo. Are you familiar with Jan Brett’s Annie and the Wild Animals? The synopsis: Annie was lonely. Taffy, her golden-haired cat, had disappeared. Life in the woods was empty. There was no one to love and be Annie’s friend. Outside, the snow was deep and the winter seemed… [Read More]

The Duhks

Fri, Feb 6, 7pm, 2015


“Do not miss this show! Canada’s premier neo-tradsters romp from world-beat to blues, urban-pop to old-timey, with wild-eyed invention, haunting traditionalism, and spine-rattling groove.” (Scott Alarik, The Boston Globe) TICKETS ONLINE CLICK HERE LISTEN AND WATCH HERE Voted by NPR as one of Folk Alley’s Top 10 Folk And Americana Albums Of 2014 and one… [Read More]

Okanogan Fourth Graders Integrate Visual Arts with Salmon Studies

Winter 2013


Fourth graders at Virginia Grainger Elementary School in Okanogan integrated biology and ecology with the traditional art of block printing in a Methow Arts Education residency. Teachers incorporated the visual arts component into their regular Salmon Studies unit, which centers around the life cycle of salmon and an understanding of riparian ecosystems. Methow Valley printmakers… [Read More]

Fifth Grade Students Explore Ekphrastic Writing

December 2014

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“Ekphrasis” doesn’t roll easily off the tongue, but it defines a method of exploring art that comes easily to students, once they understand the concept. The goal of ekphrasis–writing about art–is to make the reader envision the piece of art as if he were actually seeing it. Methow Valley fifth graders had the opportunity to practice… [Read More]

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